Brock Lesnar

American professional wrestler, mixed martial artist and football player (born 1977)

Brock Edward Lesnar (born July 12, 1977) is an American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist.

Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar in March 2015.jpg
Lesnar in 2015
Born
Brock Edward Lesnar

(1977-07-12) July 12, 1977 (age 45)
OccupationProfessional wrestler, mixed martial artist
Years active
  • 2000–2007; 2012–present
  • (wrestling)
  • 2004 (football)
  • 2007–2011; 2016 (MMA)
Spouse(s)
Rena Lesnar
(m. 2006)
Children4
Ring name(s)Brock Lesnar[1]
Billed height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)[2]
Billed weight286 lb (130 kg)[2]
Billed fromMinneapolis, Minnesota[2]
Trained by
DebutOctober 11, 2000[3]
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight265 lb (120 kg; 18 st 13 lb)
DivisionHeavyweight
Reach81 in (206 cm)
StyleWrestling
StanceOrthodox
Fighting out ofRegina, Saskatchewan, Canada
TeamDeathClutch Gym
Trainer
RankBlue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Rodrigo Medeiros[8][9]
WrestlingNCAA Division I Wrestling[10]
Mixed martial arts record
Total9
Wins5
By knockout3
By submission1
By decision1
Losses3
By knockout2
By submission1
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
Medal record
Men's Collegiate Wrestling
Representing the Minnesota Golden Gophers
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NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships
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Gold medal – first place 2000 St. Louis 285 lb
Silver medal – second place 1999 Penn State 285 lb
Professional football career
Football career
No. 69[11]
Position:Defensive tackle
Career information
High school:Webster, South Dakota
College:Minnesota
Undrafted:2004
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Inactive
Allegiance United States
Service/branchArmy National Guard
Years of service1994

Professional wrestlingEdit

Lesnar wrestled professionally for World Wrestling Entertainment from 2002 to 2004. When he was in the WWE, he won the WWE Championship three times, the King of the Ring tournament in 2002 and the Royal Rumble in 2003. He left the WWE in 2004 and travelled to Japan to wrestle for New Japan Pro Wrestling. While in Japan he won the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. Lesnar retired from professional wrestling to pursue a career in the UFC.

Lesnar made his return to WWE on April 2, 2012, delivering his finishing move the F5 to John Cena.[12] He began a feud with Triple H and faced him at SummerSlam on August 19, 2012 and won by submission and broke Triple H's arm. He released a tout and said that he was quitting the WWE because he had conquered everything in the WWE.[13]

He returned to the WWE again on January 28, 2013 and delivered an F5 to Vince McMahon as McMahon was about to fire Paul Heyman. The F5 resulted in McMahon's pelvis breaking.[14]

Mixed martial artsEdit

He fought in the UFC from 2008 to 2011, winning the UFC Heavyweight Championship before retiring from the UFC after losing his last match against Alistair Overeem at UFC 141.[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Milner, John; Heinen, Frederik. "Brock Lesnar Bio". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Brock Lesnar bio". WWE. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "Brock Lesnar". Cagematch.net. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  4. Wetzel, Dan (October 8, 2009). "Enigmatic Lesnar defies definition". sports.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on May 3, 2012. Retrieved October 8, 2009.
  5. "Erik Paulson: Brock Lensnar Will Be 150% Ready for Cain Valsquez". ChicagosMMA.com. October 10, 2010. Retrieved October 14, 2010.
  6. Gross, Josh (July 2, 2010). "No bout bigger than Lesnar-Carwin". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved July 3, 2010.
  7. Ozório, Carlos (July 6, 2010). "Comprido and his work with Brock: 'I'll bet my job on him!'". graciemag.com. Archived from "ill-bet-my-job-on-him"/ the original on January 2, 2013. Retrieved July 6, 2010.
  8. Hywel Teague (June 17, 2016). "Rodrigo 'Comprido' Medeiros Promotes Brock Lesnar To Blue Belt In Jiu-Jitsu". FloGrappling.
  9. Jesse Holland (June 17, 2016). "Video: Brock Lesnar is huge again, earns Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blue Belt ahead of UFC 200". MMAmania.com.
  10. "Brock Lesnar – Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved March 7, 2012.
  11. Lewis, Brett (July 26, 2010). "Brock Lesnar's 2004 Minnesota Vikings Rookie Cards Among Hobby's Hidden Gems". cardboardconnection.com. Archived from the original on July 9, 2016. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  12. "FULL SEGMENT — Brock Lesnar returns to WWE: Raw, April 2, 2012". Retrieved 11 February 2023.
  13. "Video - Lesnar says he's leaving WWE". WWE. Retrieved 2013-01-29.
  14. "Raw results: The Rock brings the reign and Brock Lesnar brings the pain on Raw Roulette night". WWE. Retrieved 2013-01-29.
  15. "Brock Lesnar retires after UFC 141 loss". 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2012.

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